Because you want to live simply and generously and raise your kids to do the same.
Because you want to slow down, love big, and experience the richness of a contented, Christ-centered life.
Because you’re tired of living like everyone else and barely scraping by.
That’s why Like a Bubbling Brook exists — to help you cultivate a beautiful life filled with contentment and peace instead of anxiety and stress. You’ll find grace and encouragement here!
“Your article REALLY touched my heart because it’s the area I believe to be the most important in my life, but I have such a struggle with it daily, and that was ‘Four Simple Ways to Improve Your Prayer Life.’ Bless you for sharing the gift God has given you.”
“Oh my goodness, my heart! Powerful reminder that we all are broken but there is beauty in the broken.”
Imagine jumping off the hamster wheel of busyness and feeling peaceful, content, and calm as you go about your day.
Imagine being able to teach your children how to live a meaningful, simple life without being saddled by debt and always wanting more.
Imagine feeling joyful and passionate again instead of anxious and weary.
When you join the Like a Bubbling Brook community, you’ll grow in gratitude and contentment and be inspired to live a beautiful, Christ-centered life.
What are you waiting for? Join me on a 7-day Contentment Challenge.
“I shared your devotional on Facebook and already one friend has shared. This was written in such a great manner, with just enough information to invoke thought. Thank you.”
“Thank you for your letter ‘To the Young Mom with the Busy Toddler at Church.’ It made me smile, cry, and think… and I don’t even have small ones.”
A Personal Note…
Who am I? Simply a midwestern, apostolic pastor’s wife who desperately needs Jesus every day, just like you.
After grad school, raising/homeschooling two boys, and 17+ years of marriage, I can truly say God has been faithful to lead us and grow us as we seek Him each and every day. Here’s a glimpse of my personal “grace story”:
- We worked hard to pay off all our debt (yes, even our house).
- I’m trying to put down my cell phone a little bit more and appreciate the simple things.
- I’ve learned that strong-willed children are a blessing and that it was really hard to go to church with a busy toddler.
- I’m a recovering anxious mom and desperately cling to God’s grace and peace each day.
What about you, friend? What’s your grace story? How is God working in your life?
Your struggles don’t define you. Grace does. And clinging to God as you navigate those struggles will help you exercise your faith and grow your spiritual muscles. Remember — He makes us strong! Proverbs 31:25 tells us, “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.” She doesn’t laugh because she has it all figured out, but because she has peace! What a powerful example we find in that Proverbs 31 woman, especially in light of Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” and 2 Corinthians 12:9, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”
Whatever struggle or situation you’re facing right now, please know He cares. He loves you. He says you are “fearfully and wonderfully made.” You are one of His greatest masterpieces. You are not a mistake — He doesn’t make mistakes. He made you on purpose and for a purpose. Don’t run from Him when you fail or when you feel like you don’t measure up. That’s exactly when you need to run to Him and dig deep into knowing Him more than ever before.
His grace is for you.